Intergenerational paper marbling suminagashi

Paper Marbling – Family Workshop

The Course

Looking for something different to do during the summer holiday? Why not bring your parent, guardian, grandparent, older sibling or favourite adult to the Weald and Downland Living Museum for a fun creative workshop.

Enjoy a morning of trying out Suminagashi, a Japanese method of paper marbling using ink and water. Make a range of beautiful designs which will be dry and ready to take home by the afternoon.

The Tutor

Rachel O’Connell is a marbling artist and leatherworker who has over 30 years of experience practicing this endangered craft, and is keen on passing this heritage craft on to future generations. She aims to create beautiful, practical products as well as educate students in the processes of traditional English, Turkish and Japanese techniques and promote the mindfulness and therapeutic benefits of the skill.

For more information and a gallery of her work, visit https://www.rocworx.co.uk/

Participant Information

Participant Information: 

Tuition, tools and all materials will be provided by the Tutor. 

The course will be limited to 10 pairs/adult and child combination. Participants must be aged 5 and over.  

Participants should wear old clothes. Aprons and latex-free gloves will be provided. 

Fee & Refreshments

£50 per pair/adult and child combination to include tuition, tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits. Please let the Museum know if you have any dietary requirements. Fee includes entry to the Museum for those who want to stay and explore further after the workshop.

Book course


Thu 15 August 2024






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